Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor was on Al Jazeera News Hour on February 6, 2021 to discuss #COVID19 #vaccinenationalism by richer western nations, vaccine equity and what African Union leaders must do to ensure herd immunity is achieved on the continent. Most importantly, richer western nations must realise that vaccine nationalism will NOT end #COVID19 pandemic. We are safer together.
Moving From Epidemic Response to Epidemic Preparedness
Currently, there are more than 64 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, above 44 recoveries and almost 1.5 million deaths. The pandemic is surging in the U.S. and Europe. However, sub-Saharan African countries are responding better to COVID-19. This has confounded scientists and thought leaders.
The “Giving Birth In Nigeria” project looked into understanding the underlying causes of maternal deaths by developing and implementing a community reporting mechanism that captures data and the personal stories of maternal deaths.
Millions of Nigerians face financial disaster when faced with a sudden heath crisis, as health insurance is still voluntary. Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor experienced this first hand, when his first child was born with congenital heart defects.
Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch. At the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Policy Dialogue, he explained how nobody is safe during an epidemic outbreak.
Equity Talks provide fellows with the opportunity to reflect on what health equity and/or leadership means to them following their fellowship experience. Ifeanyi Nsofor is part of the 2019 cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity.
Nigeria plans to spend about 4.1 per cent of the 2019 budget on healthcare, a far-cry from the 15 per cent agreed on by African Heads of State in Abuja declaration of 2001. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi spoke to Ifeanyi Nsofor, Director at Nigeria Health Watch on how Nigeria can move the needle for the development of its healthcare systems.
On September 7, 2018, Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor, EpiAFRIC CEO was on Open Exchange West Africa Show anchored by Esther Awoniyi . They reviewed Nigeria's 6 trillion naira National Strategic Health Development Plan. #Health4AllNaija
Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor, Policy and Advocacy Director at Nigeria Health Watch, answers five pertinent questions about the NHIS, and shares some strategies he believes the scheme must employ to increase functionality of its programmes.